On June 15, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) distributed a safety warning, stating that a link is suspected between Actos™ users and bladder cancer.

Actos® (Pioglitazone) was originally created by Takeda Pharmaceuticals as a treatment for Type 2 Diabetes. This drug was approved by the FDA for widespread usage in July of 1999. Actos® belongs to the same class of drugs as Avandia (Rosiglitazone).

Recently, users of the drug Actos® have reported serious side effects. These illnesses include bladder cancer, an increased risk of heart attack, and other health issues. It was eventually discovered that these problems were due to a lack of adequate research performed by the drug manufacturer.

The FDA is currently studying an interim report from a 10-year study of the drug, Actos®. According to this report, those patients taking Actos™ for longer periods of time and therefore have a higher cumulative amount of the drug in their bodies, are under the “Increased Risk” category. Studies agree that longer exposure to the drug increases bladder cancer risks.

Because of these various studies completed both here in America and abroad, the FDA was prompted to add an additional warning to the product label.


What Should You Do?

If you or a loved one has taken Actos in the past, you may be entitled to compensation. The law firm of Zinda & Davis PLLC has many years of combined experience in handling lawsuits such as these.  The lawyers at Zinda & Davis PLLC are trusted professionals who will handle your case with the utmost expediency and discretion.

Over the years, Zinda & Davis PLLC has handled a number of cases involving people just like you who have sustained serious illness or injury due to the harmful effects of new drugs such as Actos. Inadequate drug research conducted by pharmaceutical giants can lead to severe health problems. This can leave you owing thousands of dollars to doctors and hospitals.

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